Category Archives: Italian

Whole grain penne with asparagus and mushrooms. 1/21/21

John and I have taken to ordering our groceries online and picking them up at the store in order to avoid the new more transmissible variant of the virus while we are awaiting our vaccines. (Monday!) Normally I would never … Continue reading

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LFD – Pasta with mixed greens. 1/16/21

Saturday’s LFD (Leftovers For Dinner) consisted of leftover pantry and refrigerator items. We used the other half of a box of orecchiette and part of a bag of mixed greens. I was really not sure how it was going to … Continue reading

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Vegan orecchiette, mushrooms and broccoli. 1/9/21

Saturday night is usually a night for LFD, leftovers for dinner. However, John opined that the broth from our Mediterranean seafood stew was too fennel-y to be transformed into Vietnamese sweet and sour soup as planned. So we needed to … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with mushrooms and asparagus. 1/5/21

This is one of my favorite pasta dishes. While John heats up the water for the pasta, I sauté mushrooms, onions, and garlic in some olive oil spray. I cut the asparagus on the bias and put the stem pieces … Continue reading

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Penne with vegetables. 12/7/20

Looking for a way to use up vegetables that have spent too much time in the crisper? An easy and tasty way to incorporate them into a meal is via a vegetable sauce for pasta. I used fresh broccoli, mushrooms, … Continue reading

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Memories of Bari, Italy. 12/1/20

Along with my food blog I have another blog which chronicles our travels and important moments in our lives. We were scrolling through the various entries and came upon a trip that included an unplanned stop in Bari in October, … Continue reading

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Penne with mushrooms and asparagus. 11/23/20

I realize that my menu said we were having orecchiette with broccoli and mushrooms but John saw some good looking asparagus at the store so we changed directions. Penne is a great look-alike when paired with asparagus cut on the … Continue reading

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Pasta puttanesca. 11/21/20

Tonight was supposed to be Leftovers For Dinner but my ceramic knife broke and a piece came off of it around the time when I was cutting up onions for the Chana dal I made earlier in the week. I … Continue reading

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Vegan pasta with vegetables. 11/18/20

Looking for a way to make your dinners more plant-based? Pasta is an excellent start. John and I frequently have pasta plus. Plus? Plus broccolini, plus asparagus, plus almost anything from the plant kingdom! Tonight’s dinner was whole grain penne … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccolini and mushrooms 11/5/20

We are still embroiled in the vote count so we just made a quick pasta dinner. As long as you do not eat too much pasta, orecchiette is a fine food plan dinner to have. The sauce which is made … Continue reading

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